The former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft is to get back on the road later this year, performing at London’s O2 Arena in December.
Having taken a six-year hiatus following his last album, United Nations of Sound, the singer will be touring new material following the release of his fifth solo album.
Although he is mainly remembered for fronting The Verve, Ashcroft continues to exert his familiar voice that is considered one of the best in rock.
His latest album, These People, takes a socio-political stance. Ashcroft addresses the Syrian refugee crisis, whilst also singing about the invasion of government surveillance, and their monitoring power.
Richard Ashcroft’s new material also poses similarities to some early material from The Verve, and sees him tap into a solemn sound that hasn’t been resurrected since his departure from The Verve.
- Source: Evening Standard, by Cerys Kenneally